The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation invites the public to learn about its traditions through the 38th Annual Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Pow Wow which takes place on June 10th and 11th.
Featured performers are Aztec Dancers (Luis & Rosanne Sallinas) and Flight of the Raptors. Keith Colston is MC and the arena director is Jay Hill. Host drum is Woodland Society and head judge is Al Pierce. Head female and male dancers are Urie Ridgeway and Cory Ridgeway respectively.
The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation is the northernmost of three interrelated tribes of the area of the Delaware Bay. The tribe contains American Indian families from southern New Jersey and the Delmarva Peninsula who remained in their ancestral homeland after many of their relations were removed to the west and to the north as far as Oklahoma and Canada (including the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario).
The Lenape and Nanticoke ancestors, who were referred to as Cohansies, The Indians of Cohansey Bridge, Alloways, Little Siconese and other names, encountered Captain John Smith and his men during Smith’s exploration of the Nanticoke River in 1608.
In 2006, the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, published We Have a Story to Tell: The Native Peoples of the Chesapeake Region, which is a guide for high school teachers that includes the history of the Indian River Community and repeatedly refers to the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape of New Jersey.
NJTV News coverage of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Pow Wow
Table Mountain Rancheria 17th Annual Pow Wow, June 9-11
Table Mountain Pow Wow Grounds
8184 Table Mountain Road
Friant, CA 93626
For more information visit the Table Mountain Rancheria web listing or phone 559-822-2587.
Wollomonuppoag 43rd Annual Native American Pow Wow and Craft Fair, June 10-11
LaSalette Shrine Fairgrounds
947 Park Street, Route 118
Attleboro, MA 02703
For more information visit the pow wow event listing.
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